It is common in the non-profit world for organizations to face challenges in keeping institutional technology up to date. With mission-critical expenses stretching funds to their max, upgrades to computer systems can be difficult to afford, let alone redesigning and relaunching a website. This is unfortunate because in the quest for visibility, volunteers, partnerships and donors, a website that represents the organization well can be the most important tool a non-profit has. Yet many of the most dedicated non-profits make enormous impacts on their community, but hardly any impact on the web, where their sites do little or nothing to attract beneficiaries, allies, or assistance.
It is with this limitation in mind that the Philip L. Graham Fund has made it part of their mission to offer technology update grants to community-improving groups in our area. A boon to charitable organizations all over the region, the Fund is named in memory of Philip L. Graham, who was publisher of The Washington Post from 1946 to 1961. From its inception in 1963, the Fund’s mission has been to commit its resources to the betterment of the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area through an array of grants across three main interest areas, including Arts & Humanities, Education, and Health & Human Services. Read more